Regulatory Reform

OUR POLICY REPORTS ON REGULATORY REFORM

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The Citizen's Guide to the Wisconsin Administrative State

 

This publication provides an overview of the constitutional and statutory underpinnings of the administrative state, an overview of the rulemaking process, how the Legislature and the public at large are empowered to hold agencies accountable to the law, and what to do if an agency does not play by the rules.

Committee Action

JCRAR Suspends Burdensome Pool Rule for Rentals

 

WILL testified in favor of the JCRAR action to suspend the burdensome regulations until the next legislative session after consulting with numerous homeowners who are caught in this regulatory catch-22.

Policy Report

Six Reforms to Improve Wisconsin's Regulatory Climate

 

A recent WILL study found that the Wisconsin Administrative Code contains more than 161,000 restrictions, making Wisconsin the most regulated state on a per-capita basis in the Great Lakes region. WILL Policy Director, Kyle Koenen, and WILL Deputy Counsel, Lucas Vebber, provide six specific reforms that policymakers can adopt to address Wisconsin’s burdensome regulatory climate.

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Wisconsin Regulation in Focus

 

Wisconsin Regulation in Focus, by WILL Bradley Freedom Fellow and University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Professor, Adam Hoffer, PhD, and James Broughel, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, provides an in-depth review of Wisconsin’s regulatory process, the volume of rules in the Wisconsin Administrative Code, the costs and burdens of regulation, and recommendations for reform.

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What the Green New Deal Could Cost a Typical Household

WILL partners with national policy organizations to estimate impact of Green New Deal to Wisconsin The News: According to a new study, the Green New Deal would hit the average family in Wisconsin […]

Policy Report

Wisconsin Not Washington: Unleashing the Creative Potential of a Purple State

 

Regulations have turned Sheboygan into a “No Growth” Zone July 12, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty’s Center for Competitive Federalism (“CCF”), […]

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The Citizen’s Guide to the Wisconsin Administrative State

The separation of powers is fundamental to American government. We all learn that the U.S Constitution divides power in our system: the legislative branch ...

To Address Licensing Backlog State Must Improve Transparency and Accountability

Licensing backlogs holding back critical sectors of Wisconsin workforce. The News: A new policy brief from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty ...

STUDY: Wisconsin Has More Per Capita Regulations Than Neighboring States

Wisconsin Regulation in Focus, by WILL Bradley Freedom Fellow and University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Professor, Adam Hoffer, PhD, and James Broughel, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, provides an in-depth review of Wisconsin’s regulatory process, the volume of rules in the Wisconsin Administrative Code, the costs and burdens of regulation, and recommendations for reform.

Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform

New study examines Wisconsin’s emergency powers laws, provides recommendations for reform The News: A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law ...

Study: More Than Half of Wisconsin Colleges Substantially Restrict Free Speech

Broad speech restrictions, bias response teams, and free speech zones impair free expression and open debate The News: A review of speech codes at ...

WILL Press Release | WILL’s Center for Competitive Federalism Releases Report Revealing How EPA Regulation Stifles Economy

Regulations have turned Sheboygan into a "No Growth" Zone July 12, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty’s Center ...

Center for Competitive Federalism | New Report Outlines Federal Coercion of States

CCF Director and WILL Senior Fellow Mario Loyola, along with WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg, produce a new report that outlines how the ...

WILL Press Release | WILL Launches New Project on Federalism

Regulations have turned Sheboygan into a “No Growth” Zone July 12, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty’s Center for Competitive Federalism